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Pork or Chicken Buns for Tonight - Oakland Chinatown

The Dive Jun 25, 2014 11:59 AM

I would like to run over to Oakland Chinatown to pick up some pork or chicken buns, a dozen or so, for a potluck tonight. Where to go?

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  1. IPAforBreakfast RE: The Dive Jun 25, 2014 12:14 PM

    Shan Dong 328 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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      ML8000 RE: The Dive Jun 25, 2014 12:19 PM

      Tao Yuen Pastry - high product turn-over but also a consistent line.

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        The Dive RE: ML8000 Jun 26, 2014 11:34 AM

        I went to Tao Yuen. They were good, although had some too-large onion pieces. In any event, they were gobbled up at the potluck. Thanks for the advice. I will try the steamed ones next from Tian Jin, as I love their dumplings.

      2. kungful RE: The Dive Jun 25, 2014 01:11 PM

        I like the buns at Wonder Bakery a little better than Tao Yuen (my second favorite)


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          abstractpoet RE: The Dive Jun 25, 2014 02:02 PM

          For the Cantonese charsiu style, the baked pork buns from Sun Sing are pretty good.

          I've also been quite enamored with the small, dirt-cheap ($0.50) steamed pork buns from Tian Jin Dumplings, but you'll have to jet over before they sell out. (These are a smaller, less bready version of the ones at Shan Dong, which are also good.)

          1. felice RE: The Dive Jun 25, 2014 03:15 PM

            For steamed non-char sui pork buns I concur with the rec for Tian Jin.
            For baked char sui pork buns, Alice Street bakery is our top choice, wth one factor being that they do not brush the tops with sugar.
            Have not found good steamed char sui buns yet.

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